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Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

James Donovan · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

"This is the best book on Apollo that I have read. Extensively researched and meticulously accurate, it successfully traces not only the technical highlights of the program but also the contributions of the extraordinary people who made it possible." --Mike Collins, Command module...
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An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago

Alex Kotlowitz · Nan A. Talese
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods.The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded...
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Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law

Preet Bharara · Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara...
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Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler

Lynne Olson · Random House
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege...
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The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution

John Buchanan · University of Virginia Press
Pages: 408
Format: Hardcover

In The Road to Guilford Courthouse, one of the most acclaimed military histories of the Revolutionary War ever written, John Buchanan explored the first half of the critical Southern Campaign and introduced readers to its brilliant architect, Major General Nathanael Greene. In this long-awaited...
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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

Barry Strauss · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss tells the story of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine.Barry Strauss's Ten Caesars is the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from...
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Killing with Prejudice: Institutionalized Racism in American Capital Punishment

R.J. Maratea · NYU Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A history of the McCleskey v. Kemp Supreme Court ruling that effectively condoned racism in capital cases In 1978 Warren McCleskey, a black man, killed a white police officer in Georgia. He was convicted by a jury of 11 whites and 1 African American, and was sentenced to death. Although...
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China's Invisible Crisis: How a Growing Urban-Rural Divide Could Sink the World's Second-Largest Economy

Scott Rozelle · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A Stanford economist challenges claims about China's unstoppable ascendance, arguing that the nation's past failure to invest in its rural population may lead to economic stagnation China's future seems certain. Marveling at its stratospheric growth, observers have christened...
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Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel

Matti Friedman · Algonquin Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning writer Matti Friedman's tale of Israel's first spies has all the tropes of an espionage novel, including duplicity, betrayal, disguise, clandestine meetings, the bluff, and the double bluff--but it's all true. The four spies at the center of this story were part of a ragtag...
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Generation Citizen: The Power of Youth in Our Politics

Scott Warren · Counterpoint
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

Championing the activism of young people around the world, Generation Citizen is an empowering reminder of the positive power of politics, and an inspiring, actionable guide for anyone ready to fight for democracy. America is at a crossroads. We are alienated from civic engagement, and our democracy...
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